Ohio State Quarterback Devin Brown Ranked No. 1 Overall Recruit in 2022 Class by On3

By Garrick Hodge on January 24, 2022 at 12:44 pm
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On3 has revealed its final recruiting rankings for the class of 2022, and there's a new name at No. 1 that Ohio State fans will certainly be familiar with.

Ohio State freshman quarterback Devin Brown moved all the way up to No. 1 from No. 28 in the previous rankings to become the recruiting website’s top prospect in the entire 2022 class.

Brown earned the No. 1 spot over Georgia defensive line signee Mykel Williams and Alabama edge rusher Jihaad Campbell.

“We view Brown’s ultimate upside as the highest of the three due to positional value,” On3’s Charles Power wrote. “Our goal in formulating the rankings is to assess a prospect’s long-term potential in college football, as manifested by the NFL Draft. While all three have the potential to be a future top draft pick, we landed on Brown’s ceiling as the determining factor.”

On3 has 32 five-star prospects in its rankings, including three future Buckeyes. In addition to Brown, five-star safety/linebacker Ohio State signee Sonny Styles is ranked No. 4, while OSU defensive end signee Kenyatta Jackson Jr. is ranked No. 23. Jackson Jr. moved up from No. 38 in the previous rankings and was promoted to a five-star after previously being considered a four-star recruit. 

Linebacker C.J. Hicks, on the other hand, is not considered a five-star in On3's rankings and didn't even make the top 50, as he slots in at No. 65 in the rankings. That's a stark contrast to 247Sports’ composite rankings, which have Hicks ranked as the No. 7 overall prospect in the country and the second-best linebacker. 

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